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or asia to the united states, of course that should raise suspicions. but going after women with head scarves is ineffective. >> abernethy: so are you saying that you and other muslim leaders come down more on the side of individual freedom that you do on secuty? >> no, i think we have to have both. if you are going to stigmatize or isolate a population, that feeds into radicalization. part of the radicalization problem is when a community feels isolated, and when one person... and we're talking about now the concern over lone wolves or lone recruits, if that person feels desperate, depressed, then he becomes prey for extremist recruiters, and we should do anything and everything to help accelerate integration of muslims into american society. >> abernethy: after the christmas day near-disaster in the air near detroit, and some other recent events, too, do you sense a growing backlash against muslims in this country? >> there's a rise of the mob mentality. you read the comments on a number of stories, you get the emails, you get the phone calls. and i fee unfortunately, that the level
more anglicans in africa than there are episcopalians in the united states. >> there's twice as many anglicans in sudan as there are in the united states-- just one big country in africa. i don't think we're anywhere near catching up with what this means, not only on social issues but on doctrine, worship life, and all the rest. what's it going to mean, not very long from now, that christianity is essentially an african religion and not a western one, not a north american or european one? >> you're seeing that, to some degree, in the debate about global warming. i do think the environment is another area where we're going to see continuing activism and debate within the churches. the presence of a very strong group of third world christians in all of the denominations is going to put the focus not simply on the issue of reducing carbon in the atmosphere, but also on what kind of compensation third world countries will get, which became a very critical issue in the discussions in copenhagen. >> abernethy: let me move to another point, kim especially. there is an investigation going on
at the wall wearing a talit, or prayer shawl has triggered protests in israel and the united states. the israeli high court, with the support of orthodox rabbis, has said women are not allowed to wear religious garments at the wall. activists have been protesting the rule for years, but the november arrest has provoked a new wave of demonstrations. in washington, congress returned this week and religious activists are among those lobbying for quick action on healthcare reform. several faith leaders joined several faith leaders joined legislators on capitol hill to demand protections for middle and low-income americans. affordability, they said, is the key to true reform. as public outrage continues over wall street's plans to pay multi-million dollar bonuses to its top executives and traders, president obama called such bonuses "obscene" and proposed a new tax on the country's largest banks. meanwhile, the heads of the four largest investment banks were the first witnesses before a bipartisan commission investigating the causes of last year's financial crisis. >> abernethy: a new bo
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